Former UCLA standout Anthony Barr shines in Vikings' debut

While the NFL season hasn't officially gotten underway just yet, rookie linebacker Anthony Barr is wasting little time making an impact on the Minnesota Vikings.  First-year head coach Mike Zimmer moved the former UCLA Bruin into the Vikings' first-team defense earlier in the week; a move the defensive-minded head coach seems to have no regrets about. Zimmer has since said that...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: How Will Anthony Barr Fit in Mike Zimmer's Defense?

When the Minnesota Vikings were on the clock in the NFL Draft, there were many purple-clad fans who were screaming at their televisions for the team to select Johnny Manziel to end the team’s long franchise drought.Of course, the NFL Draft never goes the way we expect it to.When Roger Goodell stepped to the podium and announced that the Vikings had selected UCLA linebacker Anthony...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Barr's position switch lands him in draft's first round as LB

The losses were piling up almost as fast as the carries for Anthony Barr in his first two seasons at UCLA as a running back. Barr was a seldom-used running back for the Bruins for two seasons, accumulating 15 total carries. Meanwhile, UCLA won 10 total games in Barr's first two seasons. Rick Neuheisel, an offensive coach who decided Barr was best suited as a running back, was ousted...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings draft UCLA LB Anthony Barr at No. 9

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings entered the first round of the draft on Thursday night with glaring needs at quarterback and linebacker. When they went on the clock at No. 8, and again at No. 9, they had both options sitting right there in front of them. With the crowd at the team's draft party hollering, "Johnny Football! Johnny Football!" the Vikings went another...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA Football: Spring game 2014 round up

Every spring for a collegiate football program is filled with a plethora of questions, excitement, ideas, and hard work. For teams coming off great seasons, sometimes it may be humbling to realize they are just not quite as talented as last season’s team. Thankfully for the UCLA Football program, that is not the case. The Bruins return a ton of talent this season on both sides...
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA Football: Top impact newcomer, Zach Whitley

With spring practice well underway, and the annual spring showcase fast approaching this Saturday April 26th. UCLA Football looks to be ironing out the kinks and polishing and priming the new replacements to last year’s standouts for their big coming out party. With a myriad of players stepping into prominent roles left vacant by top notch talent that made the jump to the NFL...
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: PFS Mock 2.0 Results

First Round Selection: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA. Could Barr really slip to the Packers? It’s highly unlikely, but, stranger things have happened during the NFL Draft. Barr is oozing with raw athletic ability and potential. He made the switch to outside linebacker in 2012 and recorded double-digit sack numbers both seasons. Barr possesses an explosive first step and can be a terror...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: UCLA DE/OLB Anthony Barr Visiting Titans

  Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that UCLA DE/OLB Anthony Barr will make a pre-draft visit to Nashville next Tuesday. This is fairly interesting news given that Barr has been a popular selection for the Titans in recent mock drafts. Coming into the 2013 season, many expected Barr to be a top-five selection and while there is still a good chance he could be drafted in the...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Five points: Why UCLA will beat USC on Saturday

1. The front seven This could possibly be contingent on whether or not Myles Jack plays as a linebacker or as a running back, but the Bruins' front seven has been the backbone of the team all season. The Trojans know exactly who Anthony Barr is -- and don't think for that Barr isn't aware that USC is gunning for him after taking down Matt Barkley in last year's game. It's a deep...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins look to release frustrations vs. Trojans

There's one key play that still stands out from last year's rivalry game between UCLA and USC: Anthony Barr laying a hit so vicious on star quarterback Matt Barkley that it separated his shoulder and ended his season. It's not something Barr likes to talk about, it's not what he wants to be known for. He instantly became the subject of Troy's vitriol. "It's just a hit," Barr...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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